Teaching at Trent
My priority is to develop pedagogies in communications and culture, but I have also taught diversely in humanities, film, global studies and international development studies, and sociology since 2013. I have been fortunate to work at Trent as Assistant Professor since 2016. I am a strong advocate for our programs in Cultural Studies and Media Studies.
Teaching is a lifelong vocation. I’m happy to share a written statement on my teaching philosophy, with further details on my approach to facilitation, evaluation, inclusion, and mentorship.
As I have learned from others, so I hope others may learn from me. In the spirit of sharing and collaboration, I try to make available as many teaching materials as possible to anyone interested.
In the present term (Winter 2021), I have taken on roles as Coordinator of the research and professional development seminars in the Cultural Studies Graduate Program, and well as other specific administrative duties. Currently, I supervise 2 PhD students and 1 MA student in the program.
Since 2016, I have introduced a number of experiential learning evaluation models, particularly at the fourth year level, including peer assessment, peer-review publishing, event organizing, and technology-enhanced learning.
My 4th year workshop in Computational Arts has been offered since 2019. The Lab explores diverse spatial media experiences with a focus on documentary, narrative and visual culture. Engaging through experimentation with mapping and GIS tools, location-based media, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, students will participate in a major project using the digital imaging resources at the Odette Critical Making Studio, the Maps, Data, and Government Information Centre, and the Experimental Methods and Media Lab.
My 2016-2017 cohort for Contemporary Topics in Media Studies were invited to submit their research papers on critical media infrastructure to Mediapolis: Journal of Cities and Culture, in the inaugural issue of their Student Voices column.
Exploring Lab Experiment projects in seminar, October 2022.